63 Be Your Best Self Quotes – Feel Inspired and Empowered!

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We often seek motivation and inspiration to be the best versions of ourselves.

However, there are days when being a mom, or even a woman in general can feel like too much. We’re pushed to the max with our work responsibilities, family responsibilities, household responsibilities, and carrying the mental load. We are the ones worrying about everyone else, trying to come up with Plans B, C, D, and E, in case Plan A doesn’t work out. It’s very easy to suffer from mom burnout and feel like we’re doing so much but not much at all. We’re boosting and encouraging our families, but we also need it for ourselves. I hope these be your best self quotes give you some inspiration!

Personal Development “Be Your Best Self” Quotes

Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw
  1. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
  2. “What we think, we become” -Buddha
  3. “What lies beneath us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “We must become the change that we want to see.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein
  6. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “The best investment you can make is in yourself.” -Warren Buffet
  8. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou
  9. “If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.” -John Maxwell
  10. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” -Roy T. Bennett
  11. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” -Roy T. Bennett
  12. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” -Albert Einstein
  13. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!” -Dolly Parton
  14. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” -Oprah Winfrey
  15. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt
  16. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” -Roy T. Bennett
  17. “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.” -Bruce Lee
  18. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou
  19. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
  20. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” -Roy T. Bennett
  21. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” -Albert Einstein
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Self-Care “Be Your Best Self” Quotes

almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. -Anne Lamott
  1. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” -Anne Lamott
  2. “By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better.” -Laverne Cox
  3. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddha
  4. “Make the most of yourself – for that is all there is of you.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” -Bruce Lee
  6. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” -Janis Joplin
  7. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” -Melissa Etheridge
  8. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” -Emma Stone
  9. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” -Roy T. Bennett
  10. “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child
  11. “Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball
  12. “Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.” -Taylor Swift
  13. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” -Deborah Day
  14. “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” -Parker Palmer
  16. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” -Princess Diana
  17. “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” -Cecilia Tran
  18. “The greatest act of self-care is to believe that we are worthy of care.” -Tara Westover
  19. “It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” -Diane Von Furstenberg
  20. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” -Oprah Winfrey
  21. “Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.” -Beth Behrs

Empowerment “Be Your Best Self” Quotes

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. -Nora Ephron
  1. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron
  2. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” -Babe Ruth
  3. “To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.” -Shakespeare
  4. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall
  5. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” -Carrie Fisher
  6. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” -Helen Keller
  7. “The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life.” -Mel Robbins
  8. “I don’t have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.” -Muhammad Ali
  9. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” -Meryl Streep
  10. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” -Beyonce
  11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” -Madeleine Albright
  13. “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” -Michael Cunningham
  14. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot
  15. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” -Coco Chanel
  16. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman
  17. “Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.” -Roy T. Bennett
  18. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” -Amelia Earhart
  19. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” -Maya Angelou
  20. “Even if your dream seems unattainable, you can achieve it if you stay focused, driven and diligent.” -Rebecca Minkoff
  21. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” -Judy Garland
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Go and be your best self

I hope these be your best self quotes give you a lift when you’re feeling at the end of your rope. Go ahead and include some of them in your self-care vision board. Return to these quotes, or self-love mantras for moms, whenever you need a boost, or a break from the daily grind.

Finally, as a special gift for you, I’d like to offer you my free 5-day self-care challenge. The quotes in this post can be used for Day 3’s activity.

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May these be your best self quotes be a source of inspiration for you.

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